Bevis Melbourne Graham
Bevis Melbourne Graham, a prominent member of Winchester’s business community, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Mon., May 6, 2002 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He is gone to be with his Lord at the age of 64 years.
Beloved husband and best friend of Verla Graham (Black). Dear father of David of Brampton and Carolyn of Toronto. Son of the late Percy and Lula (Meharey) Graham.
He was the loved brother of Willard (Dorothy) of Innisfail, Alberta, Mervin (Cecilia) of Calgary, Alberta, Lilliss (Lloyd) Morrice of Brandon, Manitoba, late (Dave) Eldred and his wife Jackie of Valemount, B.C. Dear brother-in-law of Lorna and Charlie Holmes of Winchester Springs, and Sharon and Winston Holmes of Nepean.
He was a special nephew to Ruby Spiller (Graham) of Kemptville and Jim Graham of Hamilton. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Mr. Graham attended schools in Russell. He was employed by Sealtest Dairies for 10 years while living in Ottawa. He moved to Winchester in 1967.
He was owner of B.M. Graham’s Fuels for 20 years. He retired in 1996. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. He was a member of Winchester 100 Club and was president twice.
He was a loving husband and father, and enjoyed many activities with his family, including travelling, camping, golfing, skating, skiing and gardening.
Visitation was at Duncan Funeral Home, Metcalfe and funeral service was held in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Ottawa. Interment was at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lyall Holmes, John Cinnamon, Gerry Wicks, LeoDowney, Keith Magladry and Ralph Morrice. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Alexander, Vince Cargill, John Paul, Harry Wilson, Danny Triandiafdillou and Arnie Weppler.